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A Word From Tim Downs - November 2011 

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A New Season in 
the Life of the Southeast Conference 

Throughout this newsletter you are seeing articles about churches that are seeking to 
Renew, to Grow, to Respond to the line from the old hymn, "New occasions teach 
new duties". The conference is eager to partner with churches that are looking to their 
future, and seeking resources to do so creatively. 

Here are some of the ways the SEC can engage 
with your church: 

1. Two loan programs available: The United 
Church of Christ has two loan programs 
available, one designed for new and newly 
affiliated churches, the Church Building and 
Loan Fund, and the other intended for 
churches, which have been a part of the 
United Church of Christ, the Cornerstone 
Fund. Churches across the Southeast Conference have taken advantage of 
both these funds to undertake renovations and improvements to their facilities. 
If you are interested in learning more, you can contact me in the conference 
office. 

2. Committment to strengthening: We are committed to the strengthening of the 
financial life and stewardship responses of our local churches. Debbie 
Spearman's job has been revised from working exclusively with the follow up to 
the Transforming Churches Transforming Lives campaign to working in a broad 
area of financial development in the local church. Debbie is gathering resources 
from the national UCC, and beginning to reach out to churches to assess their 
needs, and develop plans for a response. 

3. Support in moving: A number of our churches have approached us asking for 
support as they consider moving in new directions and reaching new people. 
Working with the Center for Progressive Renewal, we have prepared proposals 
for intensive engagement with churches around renewal and revisioning. 

4. Online leadership training: With the launch of PATHWAYS, we will provide 
online leadership training for both lay leaders and those preparing for authorized 
ministry, either as ordained or licensed ministers. This program is being 
undertaken in collaboration with Lancaster Theological Seminary, and with the 
support of the Center for Progressive Renewal. 

5. Development of proposals: Some of our congregations have developed 
proposals to renew aspects of their ministries, which have been funded by the 
national church. The conference office is available to assist in developing those 



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Faith coalition applauds net 
neutrality ruling, offers webinar 
Advocating to maintain 
principles of equal access to 
Internet resources and 
bandwidth, the United Church of 
Christ Office of Communication, 
Inc. (UCC OC Inc.) and the 
World Association for Christian 
Communication, North America 
(WACC North America) are 
offering a free Dec. 6 webinar to 
inform faith communities' use of 
new technologies and the 
importance of net neutrality. 




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proposals. 

This is truly a New Season in the life of the Southeast Conference, and for that 
matter across the United Church of Christ. We invite you to being in touch with us to 
explore ways in which your church can look to its future creatively and strategically. 

Contact me directly Contact me directly if you have any questions on the information 
listed above. 



Peace, 

Tim Downs 

Timothy C. Downs 



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